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By Steven Lieberman
Observer Reporter 

A blast from the past as the 70's and 80's come to the Canyon Club

 

August 26, 2021

Air Supply

There are eight legendary bands coming to Canyon Club's venue's at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills and The Starlight Bowl in Burbank.

Air Supply will make an appearance at the Saban Theatre on September 4 and then George Benson on September 23.

Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock met on May 12, 1975 at rehearsals for "Jesus Christ Superstar" in Sydney, Australia. They became instant friends with their common love for The Beatles and, of course, singing.

In 1980 "Lost in Love" became the fastest selling single in the world, leaping to the top of all of the charts and was named Song of the Year. Seven top-five singles later, Air Supply at that time had equaled The Beatles' run of consecutive

top-five singles.

The albums Lost in Love, The One That You Love, Now & Forever, and The Greatest Hits sold in excess of 20 million copies.

The trademark sound of Hitchcock's soaring tenor voice and Russell's majestic songs created a unique sound that would last for generations and stand the test of time.

Benson, appreciated as both musician and performer, has always had the dual role of expert improviser and vibrant entertainer.

His sly, seductive rhythm and blues and musicianship has earned him an impeccable reputation as one of music's most enterprising and engaging stars.

Throughout his illustrious career, he has garnered many Grammy Awards, including "This Masquerade," Breezin'," "On Broadway," "Give Me The Night," and many more.

Then, at The Starlight Bowl, Alan Parsons on August 27, three Yacht Rock Legends (Ambrosia, John Ford Coley and Peter Beckett (Player)) on August 29, Loverboy on September 11, , and Kenny Loggins on September 26.

Throughout Parsons' varied career, he has been a leader in blending technology and art together to create a masterful repertoire on record and on stage. His prowess in the studio is unparalleled.

Before he became an internationally renown recording artist, he produced and/or engineered albums for The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, The Hollies, and others.

In 1975, he met his long-time collaborator Eric Woolfson, and the two went on to form the legendary progressive rock act The Alan Parsons Project and became the recipient of 11 Grammy Awards.

One of their most popular hits, "Eye In The Sky," climbed all the way to #3 on the charts. That song was one of eight singles that reached the Top 40.

The songs on Ambrosia's albums range from their classic rock hits to progressive and experimental. Their ballads helper to define the sound of the late '70's. Hits like "How Much I Feel," "Biggest Part Of Me," "Your The Only Woman," among others.

Coley's hits also helped to define the sound of the "70's with anthems like "Nights Are Forever," "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight," "We'll Never Have To Say Goodbye Again," and others. He's been carrying the torch for his fallen partner Enland Dan (Seals).

Beckett rounds out the show with his songs sang when with Player. Hits like "Baby Come Back," and "How Long."

For more than 40 years, Loverboy has been "Working for the Weekend" and delighting audiences around the world since forming in 1978 when vocalist Mike Reno was introduced to guitar hot shot Paul Dean.

Loverboy's self-titled album went on to sell more than 700K records in Canada, and was released in the United States in 1980, which went on to sell more than 2 million albums.

They quickly became MTV darlings, being one of the first bands ever featured on the music channel.

With their trademark red leather pants, bandanas, big rock sound and high-energy shows, they continue to deliver.

Loggins will also bring his remarkable four-decade-plus career with him as his tour makes a stop at The Starlight Bowl.

Loverboy

He partnered with Jim Messina to form the duo of Loggins & Messina which rocketed Loggins to solo-stardom. He's been at the top of the charts to the toast of the Grammys (two), had smash hits on Hollywood's favorite soundtracks, rocked worldwide stages, and found his way into children's hearts while bringing his smooth, beautiful voice to 12 platinum albums of a variety of genres.

His gift for crafting deeply emotional music is unparalleled. Some of the top hits he will be bringing are "This is It," "Footloose," "Keep the Fire," "I'm Alright," "House at Pooh Corner," "Celebrate Me Home," and so many more.

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